and he won a golden globe, didn't he? yeah. i think i remember in 2012, when it looked like he was going to win the oscar, then he was beaten to the punch byjean dujardin, i think it was. i think this time may well be his year. and it is a terrific performance. despite being buried under a lot of facial prosthetics, you know, you can see his personality coming through. it's a very interesting take on churchill. i think the performance has conviction and grit. much as i really, really like the brian cox film, i think this is a really solid, awards—courting and probably awards—worthy performance. my problem is the film itself, which is not as good as his performance. on the one hand, it's tojoe wright's credit that he's trying to inject a sense of immediacy and urgency into a film which could become a bunch of people arguing in rooms, essentially. and he does that well. but he also mixes up, on the one hand some very well created, you know, historical recreations, with some utterly fanciful dramatic license.